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Police Ask For Public Help Identifying Murder Suspect

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Griffith police are asking the public for help in identifying a man pictured on security videos as a possible suspect in the abduction and murder of businesswoman Mary Austgen.

The 76-year-old Austgen’s body was found in her 2011 SUV in the parking garage at Majestic Star Casino in Gary.  Police believe she was abducted from her business in Griffith late Thursday afternoon.  Her body was found early Friday morning.   Investigators said she had been shot in the abdomen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Griffith Police at 924-3141 or Gary Police Detective Lorenzo Davis at 881-4738.


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